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Peter Lawwell Is Every Inch The Small Time Operator
He might get paid the wages of a top level EPL chief executive but Peter Lawwell is every inch the small time operator he's always been.

He might get paid the wages of a top level EPL chief executive but Peter Lawwell is every inch the small time operator he's always been.

For seventeen years his decisions have seen us alternate between creeping incrementally forward and reverting to where we were.

Any steps forward we've taken since then have been despite him and frankly because our only rivals imploded.

He mistook our dominance in his time here as being due to his decisions when in fact he's rarely done anything but line his own pockets.



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Posted by voc1967 on Monday 30 November 2020 - 13:55:26 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
Neil Lennon Wins First League Title As Manager - From 15 Points Behind.
On 5th November 2011 The Zombies sat 15 points clear of Celtic but the bhoys leapfroged their oldest foes at the summit of the table to win the league Title.

On 5th November 2011 The Zombies sat 15 points clear of Celtic but the bhoys leapfroged their oldest foes at the summit of the table to win the league Title .

Neil Lennon said "I always believed we would close the gap but I didn't realise it would be so quickly, but that is testament to the players' consistency," said Lennon.

"But even though I am a young manager,I've been in football a long time and nothing is won in October and nothing is won in December.

"We have had our rough period and it wasn't nice and it wasn't nice for me but we have found our consistency and it is our job to make sure that it continues. 



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Posted by voc1967 on Thursday 26 November 2020 - 14:29:03 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
The Ireland Connection - “We Didn’t Just Happen To Support Celtic; Celtic Is A Part Of Us“
Celtic Football Club has a massive support in Ireland north and south, with many fans regularly making the trek to watch their team in Glasgow, but what is the team's connection to the island?

Celtic Football Club has a massive support in Ireland north and south, with many fans regularly making the trek to watch their team in Glasgow, but what is the team's connection to the island?

Written by Brian McGuirk, a life-long Celtic supporter with a deep passion for Irish history and Celtic Football Club, Celtic FC – The Ireland Connection explores the deep-rooted links between Celtic Football Club, Ireland and the 90 million supporters of Irish descent throughout the world.

These links include: the club’s founder Brother Walfrid from Sligo; the first sod of turf on Celtic Park in 1892 from Donegal; why the Irish flag flies over the stadium; Celtic’s first manager, Willie Maley from Newry; emigration from Ireland to Scotland; and the many Irish players and those of Irish descent and staff who have played, or managed, at Celtic.



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Posted by voc1967 on Tuesday 24 November 2020 - 13:44:25 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
Randalstown Hoops - Contacted The Daily Rectum With A Exclusive
It was reminiscent of a story which appeared on the Randalstown CSC website recently.

It was reminiscent of a story which appeared on the Randalstown CSC website recently.

A few weeks ago one of their members contacted the Daily Rectum with the offer of a very tasty exclusive. The offer was made by means of an e-mail which went along the lines of: “Hi, I am writing to inquire whether your paper would be interested in a video which has a Celtic player and an ex-Celtic player in the middle of Glasgow singing a rebel song. Both players can be seen but it is more evident that the ex-player is certainly singing along to it which happens after 0.59 seconds approx.. Both players are very high profile and I think one is from an Irish background.”

The Record got back within about three minutes with:
“That sounds interesting. Any more details?
Record newsdesk.”

The reply was, “Hi, The picture is very clear and both players are instantly identifiable. You see the current Celtic player after about half a minute and as I said the former player after about 1 minute. I am at present waiting to hear back from other parties. There is another Celtic player in the piece but he does not appear to be singing.”

Within two minutes the newshounds were back on the line: “Ok. How do we get a look at the video? It’s unfortunate that we don’t have it exclusively... (if it is good quality)”



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Posted by voc1967 on Saturday 05 September 2020 - 13:13:00 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
The Traitorous Reptile Judas Johnston - No Such Forgiveness Is Possible
THIRTY one  years have now past since the astonishing events of summer 1989.

THIRTY one  years have now past since the astonishing events of summer 1989. An eternity cannot heal the hurt or the damage that was done by the actions of Maurice Johnston, rightly called “Judas” by Celtic supporters for his betrayal.

And it’s almost 31 years since he made his debut for his new club against Celtic and scored the winner before rushing to celebrate with the Rangers supporters at Ibrox.

But these were nothing to the disgraceful behaviour of the main character, who thus joins Judas Iscariot (who betrayed Our Lord to the Romans in 33 AD, Ramsay MacDonald (who abandoned Labour to join the Conservatives in 1931), Vidkun Quisling (who betrayed Norway to the Nazis in 1940) and Ephialtes of Malis (who betrayed the 300 Spartans to the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 BC).



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Posted by voc1967 on Tuesday 01 September 2020 - 13:20:54 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
If You Know Your History, Don’t Re-Write It
I don’t accept that Irish Republicanism is in Celtic’s history, anywhere in Celtic’s history… I don’t recognise Celtic being associated with Irish Republicanism.”

I don’t accept that Irish Republicanism is in Celtic’s history, anywhere in Celtic’s history… I don’t recognise Celtic being associated with Irish Republicanism.”
Peter Lawwell, Celtic FC Chief Executive

THE views of the current Chief Executive of Celtic—first expressed in 2015—became a topic of conversation once again in the aftermath of controversial Green Brigade banners displayed at the games at Celtic Park against Belfast’s Linfield FC. However, they are difficult to reconcile with the acts and beliefs of those who founded the club and guided it through its formative years.

The suggestion that at no time in the club’s history has there been an association with Irish Republicanism is misleading and flies in the face of available evidence. While the club are seeking to distance themselves from fans who advocate support for Irish Republicanism in all its varied forms—and suggesting, erroneously, that this automatically means support for proscribed terrorist organisations—in doing so they are overlooking the crucial part played in the club’s history by individuals who not only expressed publicly their support for the ideal of a United Ireland, but were actively involved in overthrowing British rule in Ireland in the 19th century.



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Posted by voc1967 on Friday 28 August 2020 - 12:28:25 | Comments: 1  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
The Freedom Of Movement Could Hit Scottish Sporting Life As Britain's Role In Europe Changes
Henrik Larsson, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Franck Sauzée and Giles Rousset: European footballers who made their mark at Celtic, Rangers, Hibs and Hearts, helping to raise the profile of Scottish football and earning legendary status among supporters.

Henrik Larsson, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Franck Sauzée and Giles Rousset: European footballers who made their mark at Celtic, Rangers, Hibs and Hearts, helping to raise the profile of Scottish football and earning legendary status among supporters.

Thanks to European Union freedom of movement laws and court rulings, they were able to move seamlessly across international borders to make their mark on the Scottish game.

There are countless European sportsmen and women, coaches and backroom staff enhancing sport in the UK, whether on the football or rugby pitch, cricket ground or ice hockey rink, the basketball court and even the racecourse.

But for how much longer?



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Posted by voc1967 on Wednesday 26 August 2020 - 13:41:50 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
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